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Sep 29, 2016

Orlando to host 2016 ACC Football Championship

The Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship is coming to Orlando in 2016. The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today that its annual conference championship game featuring the winner of their Atlantic and Coastal Divisions will be played at Camping World Stadium on December 3, 2016. The game will kick off in primetime and be televised live at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. The ACC currently has four teams ranked in the Top 15 of the AP Poll, with No. 3 Louisville and […]

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Sep 26, 2016

Member Spotlight: Pat Bishop

Pat Bishop has been involved with Florida Citrus Sports for three decades. She has served on the organization’s board four different times, is on her second term as an executive committee member and was the first woman elected to the FCS Board of Directors back in 1990. These are all things Bishop should take great pride in, but what she’s most proud of when it comes to Florida Citrus Sports has everything to do with the organization and very little […]

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Sep 14, 2016

Jones vs. Evans Game Returns to Camping World Stadium for Inaugural Legacy Classic

Newly-formed series will put spotlight on local high school and neighboring communities   The Jones High School Tigers (3-0) will play host to the Evans High School Trojans (2-1) in the inaugural “Legacy Classic” Thursday night at Camping World Stadium. The game, presented by the Jones High School Booster Club, Florida Citrus Sports, LIFT Orlando, and CNL, is set to kick off at 7:00 p.m. with gates opening at 6:00 p.m. Tickets for the game are $6 and can be […]

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Sep 05, 2016

Member Spotlight: Andy Odenbach

With the 2017 NFL Pro Bowl coming to Camping World Stadium, Florida Citrus Sports Board President Andy Odenbach confidently explains, it’s just the beginning.   In the past two years, Florida Citrus Sports (“FCS”) has been busy.  Attracting several prominent sporting events and big names to Orlando — from the the Copa America Centaria soccer tournament to the kickoff series featuring Florida State vs. Ole Miss, Alabama vs. Louisville, and Miami vs. Florida –  and luring one of the largest lifestyle […]

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Sep 03, 2016

FCS Team Selection Committee’s Preseason Bowl Projections

Before the 2016-17 season started, members of the Florida Citrus Sports Team Selection Committee made their way-too-early predictions for which teams in the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten and SEC will be coming to Orlando at the end of the year. Here are the results of the committee’s guesses:   The most popular picks for the Russell Athletic Bowl were the Miami Hurricanes in the ACC and the Texas Longhorns in the Big 12. This would be Miami’s fifth appearance […]

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Sep 02, 2016

2016 Camping World Kickoff Game is Sold Out

The inaugural Camping World Kickoff between Ole Miss and Florida State will be played before a sellout crowd on Monday night. Florida Citrus Sports Chief Executive Officer Steve Hogan announced today that all remaining seats for the September 5 game have been sold. In response to the overwhelming demand, the organization is releasing a small number of standing room only tickets in the north end zone of Camping World Stadium. “The interest in this game has been extraordinary, and we’re […]

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